Bellator MMA stages a historic show in Paris this Saturday, October 10, as the leading mixed martial arts promotion becomes the first to hold a major MMA event in France.
Bellator Paris, which takes place at the Accor Arena, features a card stacked with some of the world’s top mixed martial artists, including the highly anticipated bout between Michael “Venom” Page and Ross “The Hitman” Houston, as well as a heavyweight clash between Frenchman Cheick Kongo and the USA’s Tim Johnson. Kongo, who is from Paris, will be fighting in front of a home crowd at the top of the card, with a limited number of fans being allowed in attendance on Saturday night.
The historic occasion will be broadcast in its entirety live in the UK and Ireland, from 4:30 p.m. (BST) until 10 p.m. on BBC iPlayer in the UK and on Bellator MMA’s YouTube Channel in Ireland, and then from 10 p.m. on Channel 5 in the UK and Virgin Media Sport in Ireland. Bellator MMA announced the ground-breaking deal with the BBC earlier this week, which will see live MMA broadcast on the BBC for the very first time.
The full Bellator Paris card is listed below, along with confirmed bout order and broadcast details.
Bellator Paris Fight Card:
Channel 5 (UK) | Virgin Media Sport (Ireland) – from 10 p.m. BST
Heavyweight Main Event Bout: Cheick Kongo (30-10-2, 1 NC) vs. Tim Johnson (14-6)
Featherweight Feature Bout: Saul Rogers (13-3) vs. Arbi Mezhidov (13-3)
BBC iPlayer (UK) | Bellator MMA’s YouTube Channel (Ireland) – from 4:30 p.m. BST
Lightweight Bout: Terry Brazier (11-3) vs. Yves Landu (15-8)
Lightweight Feature Bout: Ilias Bulaid (2-0) vs. Ivan Naccari (0-1)
Featherweight Bout: Dominique Wooding (6-3) vs. Fabacary Diatta (8-0)
Flyweight Bout: Maguy Berchel (10-4-1) vs. Lucie Bertaud (2-2)
Featherweight Bout: Jean N’Doye (8-1) vs. Ciaran Clarke (2-0)
Featherweight Bout: Dylan Logan (4-4) vs. William Gomis (6-2)
175 lb. Contract Weight Feature Bout: Michael Page (17-1) vs. Ross Houston (8-0, 1 NC)
Welterweight Feature Bout: Oliver Enkamp (9-2) vs. Emmanuel Dawa (9-3)
160 lb. Contract Weight Bout: Ryan Scope (10-3) vs. Alan Omer (23-5)
Featherweight Bout: Mads Burnell (13-3) vs. Darko Banovic (17-7)
*Card subject to change.